I love when one of my senior model parents approaches me about doing their family photos.  One I love getting to see those beautiful seniors again and two it almost always means a little older family.  It is a beautiful thing to shoot a family photo without chasing around a one or two year old.  Often I think though as a society that when the kids are little that is when we do the family photos.  Don’t get me wrong, I think those are important too, especially since that is the stage I’m more in.  But there is something to be said about the family photos when the kids are a little older too.  As the Mom in this family photo said, “They’re done hating each other.  Now they are each others biggest defenders”.  I love that!  These three are definitely close and very protective of one another.  And, that to me is a beautiful thing that needs to be captured before they take off on their own life adventures… one more photo before they are off on their own… one more photo when it is just the three of them against the world.

Gorgeous photo of siblings in the field in the fall in Spokane WA
Family portrait with older children in Spokane WA by Creatively Yours Photography
Spokane WA Sibilings photo in a field on a vintage couch by Creatively Yours Photography
Portrait of older siblings by Creatively Yours in Spokane WA
Black and White family photo in a field by Creatively Yours in Spokane WA

This fall I had the pleasure of working with Brittany and Mark to capture their engagement photos. They are getting married in Oregon next August, but are here in Spokane where Mark is attending school.  When Brittany contacted me and shared her pinterest board with me showing her taste in photography I knew we were going to be a perfect match!  We even had several of the same images pinned on boards!  Their session took place in The Field in my outdoor studio.  Before her session Brittany visited my favorite hairstylist, Jenn Barlos at Design Studio 13 to have her color and cut updated and then the day of her session Jenn styled it for her.  Her makeup was done by Shasta Hankins.

Gorgeous black and white engagement photo in Spokane by Creatively Yours Photography
Beautiful Engagment photos in Spokane WA by Creatively Yours
Eastern WA Engagment Photos in a field by Creatively Yours
Stunning photo of a Bride to Be and her fiancee in Spokane by Creatively Yours Weddings
Gorgeous Black and white photo of Engaged couple in Spokane by Creatively Yours Photography
Engagement photos in a couuntry road with beautiful light by Creatively Yours Photography in Eastern WA

If you have been thinking about some update family photos, but maybe money is tight, this is for you!  On December 7th and 8th I’m going to be offering special Winter Wonderland sessions.  These sessions will feature a cute winter / Christmas themed set, and hopefully fingers crossed some snow!  It is just $25 to book your session and then packages start at $125…. doesn’t get much better than that!  Since there are only a limited number of sessions available you’ll want to snag your spot now before they are all gone!  Call Kelly Q at 509-939-5721 or email me at kellyq@creativelyyoursphotography.net

Spokane photographer Creatively Yours offers specially priced holiday photos
Cheney family photographer Creatively Yours offers specially priced holiday photos

Don’t worry I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth!  I know it has been a while since I’ve blogged, but I’m back and ready to go.  I’ve got lots of beautiful sessions from the last few months to share with you, so stay tuned!

To say I’m looking forward to Josh and Emily’s August of 2014 wedding would be an understatement!  I knew as soon as I met Emily that we were going to have fun together. But, when we started talking about their engagement session I realized that was an understatement.  For their engagement pictures they wanted to go to Coeur d’Alene around the boardwalk and the lake.  Coeur d’Alene is a very special location for them- it is where they had one of their first dates and where they got engaged!  I love that it was so personal to them.  As Emily and I were talking and getting everything set up she mentioned at the end of the session she’d love to get a shot of them jumping the lake.  I immediately latched on to the idea and asked if they’d be open to doing a whole series in the water.  She agreed and we just hoped they didn’t freeze!  The day of the session it ended up being close to 90 degrees in mid-September, so the jump in the lake was definitely a great way to cool off.  At their Image Premier some of their favorite images ended up being the ones in the lake.  Emily was too cute as she told me that all she had envisioned was the one picture and a quick jump.  She was so excited that she had listened to me and ended up these amazingly romantic photos in the water!

Beautiful engagement photos in Coeur d
Gorgeous Engagement Photo on Coeur d
Romantic Spokane WA Engagement Pictures by Spokane Wedding Photographer Creatively Yours
Stunning Engagement Photos by Wedding Photographer, Creatively Yours Photography
Engagement photos walking on the beach by Spokane WA Wedding photographer- Kelly Q
Engagement Photos in Lake Coeur d
Romantic Engagement Photos in Lake Coeur d
Beautiful light and a cozy quilt in Engagement Photos by Spokane WA Wedding Photographer- Creatively Yours
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